These bagels are the everything bagels from Trader Joe’s. They’re really good and you should go buy some. They’ve even got a little vegan symbol on them, which I very much appreciate.
I made a bagel sammich with hickory smoked Tofurkey, hummus, roasted red peppers, and sauerkraut. It’s STACKED.
Since being home, I’ve acquired this dreadful habit of sleeping past noon almost every day no matter what time I go to bed the previous night. So, this plate is a combination of breakfast and lunch-type foods, eaten in the afternoon: a Trader Joe’s everything bagel, a side of Chickpea Quinoa Pilaf from Veganomicon, and a pickle. Also, a little chocolate peppermint cream bar leftover from christmas.
For the cheezy, we have mac n cheese. There’s no official recipe as I just made it up as I went along. It has EB, nooch, soy sauce, soy milk, mustard, ketchup, garlic and onion powder, salsa, salt, and black pepper.
I chopped up a small onion, sauteed it in olive oil, added a can of refried beans, poured in some salsa, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Dolloped on tortilla chips. Crumbled up some Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs atop that. Poured on some salsa. Poured on some cheeze sauce (“recipe” below), and sprinkled on some black olives. And ate.
I make my sauces up as I go along, but these are the ingredients I usually use, with approximate measurements.
1/2 cup each flour and nutritional yeast (“nooch”)
A big spoonful of Earth Balance, or olive oil
A few splashes of soy sauce
A squeeze of spicy mustard
A squeeze of ketchup
A few splashes of red wine vinegar
Season to your liking with: salt, pepper, cayenne, oregano
Thin out with: soy milk or vegetable broth
Mix everything together in a saucepan, then stir over medium heat until in thickens up, thinning out with more liquid if necessary, adding more spices if you desire.
And some Mocha Chip Muffins from Vegan with a Vengeance
Aaaand, I painted a new Seitan Beats Your Meat shirt, ’cause my old one needed an update. Then I put it on along with a skirt, apron, and pumps, and took some pictures. You best believe I dress up like this whenever I’m in the kitchen…obviously.